A Step-by-Step Approach to Treating and Managing Alopecia

September 23, 2023

Chesahna Kindred, MD, MBA, FAAD, the esteemed practitioner at the Kindred Hair & Skin Center located in Columbia, Maryland, engages in an insightful conversation with Dermcast.live host Rob Casquejo, PA-C. During this discussion, Dr. Kindred shares thoughts on her holistic approach to assessing, managing, and treating patients dealing with alopecia. She humorously refers to herself as a “dinosaur” in the field, explaining her persistent use of biopsies in the early stages to ensure she starts off on the right track. Dr. Kindred provides valuable insights into effective treatments, what doesn’t yield results, and potential pitfalls in certain practices. Adding to the value for her patients, Dr. Kindred’s practice features an in-house hair salon. This becomes particularly significant as it addresses the discomfort some patients may feel about visiting a salon elsewhere. Moreover, the stylists at Dr. Kindred’s salon serve as an additional layer of vigilance, as they alert her if they notice anything unusual, creating a mutually beneficial arrangement for all involved.